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Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 4.1 percent next year according to the 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.Equipment and software investment... Read Story
December 11, 2018, 07:20 AM


After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.9 percent (up from 7 percent in the Q3 Economic Outlook published in July) according to the Q4 update to the 2018 Equipment... Read Story
October 10, 2018, 07:19 AM


U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years and will focus on M&A and collaborative efforts such as accelerator or incubator programs for startup firms to achieve sustained growth... Read Story
May 24, 2018, 07:15 AM


After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent, according to the Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by... Read Story
April 11, 2018, 07:17 AM


Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The annual investment growth... Read Story
December 13, 2017, 07:30 AM


Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2017, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2017 continue to be positive... Read Story
May 23, 2017, 07:18 AM


A new survey from M&T Bank suggests that many middle market firms are looking forward to potential changes in economic policy under President Trump’s new administration and plan to increase capital spending this quarter as a result.According to the... Read Story
March 10, 2017, 07:18 AM


Business executives reported a strong surge in optimism about prospects for the U.S. economy over the coming year, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) fourth quarter Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers... Read Story
December 19, 2016, 07:17 AM


Owners of small and mid-sized businesses are upbeat about the U.S. economy amid steady expectations for their sales and hiring during the next six months, according to the latest PNC Economic Outlook Survey findings. The fall findings of PNC's... Read Story
October 11, 2016, 07:00 AM


The July economic report of the Credit Managers’ Index from the National Association of Credit Management shows a turnaround from the previous month’s trends. Mirroring the volatility in the economy, the July report of the Credit Managers’ Index... Read Story
August 01, 2016, 07:16 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 11, 2016, 07:15 AM


A mid-year survey conducted by small business loan provider and equipment financing company Balboa Capital reveals that business owners believe the United States economy is on the right track and will perform well during the remaining months of 2015.... Read Story
July 23, 2015, 06:08 AM


Bank of the West Chief Economist Sees U.S. Consumer Finally Driving RecoveryFor the first time in more than six years consumer spending will lead U.S. economic growth as we enter 2014, Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson, PhD, said during... Read Story
December 19, 2013, 07:07 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the Q2 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 03, 2013, 07:26 AM


The U.S. economy is on the right track to faster growth, but obstacles will slow progress over the next year, according to a report released today by TD Economics , an affiliate of TD Bank. "The U.S. economy is healing from the scars of the Great... Read Story
September 19, 2012, 07:18 AM


Bloomberg reported Federal Reserve policy makers signaled readiness to boost record stimulus unless they are convinced the economy is poised to rebound. Recent signs of strength may not be enough to satisfy them.Many members of the policy-setting... Read Story
August 23, 2012, 06:26 AM


MarketWatch reported that Caterpillar chief executive, Doug Oberhelam said the global economic outlook is more uncertain today than during late 2008, but stated the situation is not as severe, according to a report issued by The Financial Times on... Read Story
August 20, 2012, 07:18 AM


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reports its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) rose 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012 after declining the two previous quarters. Despite the quarterly expansion, CBI is 0.3 months, or 4.2... Read Story
August 16, 2012, 07:32 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in July for the 31st consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
August 06, 2012, 07:30 AM


The pace of borrowing by small businesses took a sharp turn downwards last month; showing slow economic growth will continue for at least the next quarter.  The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index stands at 98.5 in June, down from 103... Read Story
August 01, 2012, 07:35 AM


Despite more than one-third of polled small business owners reporting that they are somewhat or significantly understaffed, most don't plan to hire in the upcoming months, according to a new survey by TD Bank.TD Bank's survey – which polled more than... Read Story
July 31, 2012, 07:13 AM


Bloomberg reported that the Federal Reserve and Chairman Ben Bernanke may be taking another look at cutting the interest rate the Fed pays on bank reserves to bring down short-term borrowing costs and spur the slowing U.S. expansion. According to the... Read Story
July 30, 2012, 07:00 AM


The Summer Trucking Report released from TAB Bank is showing broad signs of growth according to monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions, and invoice size. Historically, trends in trucking and transportation serve as good... Read Story
July 25, 2012, 06:28 AM


Following the report that only 80,000 new jobs were created in June, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Economist, Dr. Martin Regalia, issued the following statement:“Today’s employment report should serve as a clear reminder that the pace of... Read Story
July 09, 2012, 07:35 AM


Optimism on the global economy remains fleeting at best for CFOs from North America’s largest companies. According to the Deloitte CFO Signals survey, CFO optimism last quarter took a solidly positive turn after two dismal quarters to end 2011.... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 08:10 AM


The second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey reveals that business executives are more guarded about the twelve-month outlook for the U.S. economy than they were last quarter. The AICPA survey polls CEOs, CFOs, controllers, and CPAs in executive... Read Story
June 11, 2012, 08:00 AM


According to an article posted on CFO, private-company CFOs surveyed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) said they have enough cash or have even increased their cash this year, but they remain reluctant to deploy it.The... Read Story
June 08, 2012, 08:00 AM


A new study by PayNet, Inc. a firm that provides risk management tools and market insight to the commercial credit industry shows that credit is weak, as is the desire by millions of small businesses to expand. PayNet studied credit applications and... Read Story
June 04, 2012, 08:00 AM


According to a report released by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, corporate America is underinvesting relative to its availability of funds.The report, titled, "Milking America's Cash Cow: The Case for Stronger Investment Growth," asserts... Read Story
May 29, 2012, 08:00 AM


The May 2012 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 54 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2012 and 2013, was conducted April 19- May 2... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 08:00 AM


Bank of America released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners across the country. The survey uncovers a sense of optimism about their own business... Read Story
May 18, 2012, 08:00 AM


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the first quarter of 2012. CBI declined 5.4% from the previous quarter, dipping from 7.8 months to 7.4 months, but is slightly higher compared to the... Read Story
May 18, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 35th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The PMI... Read Story
May 02, 2012, 07:50 AM


Small Business Borrowing Is at a Critical Stage for the Economy…Stalled and Could Continue to Grow or Inflect Into Another RecessionThe pace of lending to small businesses in the United States continues to be at a standstill, supporting the view that... Read Story
May 01, 2012, 08:00 AM


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America's future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4% in the past year, but expects future revenue growth will slow according to... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for the 27th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
April 05, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the first quarterly update to its 2012 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today.  The report is focused on the $628 billion industry and forecasts equipment... Read Story
April 03, 2012, 08:00 AM